Analogue Solutions has entirely redesigned its Leipzig analogue synth. Keeping the classic angry synth sound while improving the reliability and adding some useful features.
It’s a characterful synthesizer with an overdriven filter that bursts with fierce determination. This is not the sort of synth to lounge around feeling groovy, this is a warrior of sound that wants to rip your insides out – so to speak. Check out the video below to see what I mean.
The synthesizer consists of a pair of VCOs with glide and a sub-VCO. It has oscillator sync and cross-modulation between the two. The filter is based on the Moog ladder transistor style and loves to go too far. You’ve got an LFO and a pair of envelopes for modulation and an interesting 8-step sequencer that can be routed to either oscillator or the filter, or all three by varying amounts much like their Impulse Command synth.
Talking of the Impulse Command it looks like they’ve now taken in the MIDI sequencer side as well offering a 16-step digital sequencer that can run alongside the 8-step analogue one. Other new features include a headphone output and a little row of patch points to the left for various patching and routing possibilities. The look has been redesigned to sit better as a desktop unit rather than being rackable like the previous version.
Leipzig v3 is a solid desktop synthesizer that works exactly like it’s supposed to. With superior build quality and a growly vintage sound it could take up a very happy residence on anyone’s tabletop.
Leipzig V3 is available now for £849.